Cam chain tensioners

Randy Grein randygrein at
Mon May 18 20:29:18 PDT 2009

IIINteresting!  Notice the writer makes the classic mistake of  
thinking that it would affect top speed (possible but unlikely) rather  
than acceleration (more likely given the results and advantages  
anyway). It's unlikely the system would store enough energy to carry  
all the way down the next straight when dumping it all early in  
acceleration would give the best effect on lap times.

Way cool though - thanks!
Randy Grein, WMRRA #41

On May 18, 2009, at 10:18 AM, Aaron Turner wrote:

> On Sun, May 17, 2009 at 9:57 PM, Chris Burgess  
> <chris at> wrote:
>> For F1 its called the KERS (Knetic Energy Recovery) system.   Only  
>> a few
>> teams have it but its like a turbo button.  Right now F1 still  
>> allows pit
>> stops and the fuel tank is equal but next year or so they won't  
>> have pit
>> stops anymore.  :)
> Interestingly enough KTM introduced KERS in their 125cc GP bikes:
> But shortly afterwords, DORNA/FIM/someone-in-charge ruled it was  
> illegal.
> -- 
> Aaron Turner
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